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Oct 23, 2012

EPL attracts nearly 1 million tourists

LONDON -- The Office for National Statistics says nearly 1 million tourists attended a Premier League football match last year, helping to boost the British economy by spending $1.12 billion.

The 900,000 visitors also spent an average of $1,256. That represents an increase from 2010, when 750,000 foreign fans watched a game and spent $1,268.

The most popular teams to visit were Manchester United and Liverpool. London clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were the next most popular.

According to the research, many of the football-watching visitors came from Ireland (174,000), Norway (80,000), the United States (61,000), Spain (54,000) and Germany (48,000).

The research shows that 1.3 million visitors attended a sports event in the Britain. The other popular sports were golf, rugby and cricket.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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